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Sun, 16 Sep 2007, 02:52 PM

Pro Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   25 Jeg Coughlin                          208 Warren Johnson               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.051  6.662 206.89                     0.050 12.274  83.22
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Edwards   ) 0.021  6.650 206.76      (J Line      ) 0.015  6.657 206.95
 Qualified:             #7  6.619 207.98                       #15  6.654 207.30
Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 29.87 inches, adjusted altitude 2,104 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Coughlin holds a 27 to 22 advantage in head to head match ups. They leave together, but then Johnson has a lot of tire shake and shuts it off.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  357 Larry Morgan                            2 Greg Anderson                
E2                   0.053 13.503  62.23     ****WINNER****  0.039  6.622 208.91
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Johnson   ) 0.051  6.636 207.11      (R Krisher   ) 0.109  6.650 208.65
 Qualified:            #11  6.637 207.66                        #3  6.598 209.17
Anderson has own Morgan with a 12 to 1 advantage when they race. Anderson was out of the gate first and never looked back for the win and he will have lane choice over Coughlin in the semifinal. Morgan with violent tire shake and you could read the Lucas on the side of his car. He did a great job keeping that car off the wall.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  103 Max Naylor                              7 Jim Yates                    
E2                   0.064 11.792  73.96     ****WINNER****  0.056  6.703 206.13
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Stanfield ) 0.045  6.624 207.02      (K Johnson   ) 0.047  6.696 205.54
 Qualified:             #1  6.594 207.37                        #9  6.626 206.99
Naylor bet ates the only time they have raced. Naylor with a lot of tire shake and clicked it off...Yates made a quick move toward the centerline, but was able to reel it in and moves on to the semifinal.

The last time the Pro Stock number one qualifier won here was when Darrell Alderman did in 1994, so the jinx lives on.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Richie Stevens                          3 Dave Connolly                
E2                   0.012  6.741 206.89     ****WINNER****  0.021  6.632 208.04
 Prior rounds:
E1    (V Gaines    ) 0.045  6.655 207.24      (C Hankinson ) 0.006  6.620 207.72
 Qualified:             #5  6.605 207.91                        #4  6.601 208.23
Stevens was out of the gate first and then has violent tire shake and the car was side ways before he lifted. Connolly with a real nice pass and he will have lane choice over Yates in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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